Black is the True Face of Light

I was listening to an interview with Nikola Tesla this morning here where he mentions that “Black is the true face of light,” and it inspired this poem! I have also just finished editing my novella, “The Light in the Cave,” (releasing on Kindle on 2/27), and my spoon-bending scene in the last chapter managed to seep into this write. I very much agree with Tesla when he says, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”

Empty space awaken
emerge from black pupils
of curious eyes,

I have this inexplicable
longing to think…
a stubborn sixth

sense that beats like a drum
that dreams
and tastes

tangy stars while they spin
in your spoon
on your lips,

in a boiling black sky,

you stir it now –

and if I can just keep my
focus on your
tongue, slurping

rhythmically
then I’ll bend every spoon,
I hope you don’t mind –

we are but two parallel lines
destined to meet

we’ll kiss the black sky
till she blushes
and grins.


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Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

36 thoughts on “Black is the True Face of Light

  1. That was so original, intricate, mystical, intimate and deep…a lovely start, I wasn’t quite sure if an ‘s’ was missing in that first stanza….

    1. Thanks, Ain, so happy you enjoyed this. The first line, I was writing as a sort of command, “Empty space awaken,” as if it’s a call, but in the process of awakening, if you were thinking about the word awaken as awaken(s). ๐Ÿ’“

      1. Ah yes, thank you…I was wondering..and didn’t want to intrude…but I had to confirm for myself…lovely poem..

  2. โ€œif I can just keep my
    focus on your
    tongue, slurping …

    then Iโ€™ll bend every spoon …โ€

    I especially like this section.

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous writing Tricia ๐Ÿ˜€ I especially admire; “tangy stars while they spin in your spoon on your lips, in a boiling black sky,” .. wow!!

  4. I enjoyed the math and science in this. Also, the line ending in sixth made me think music intervals.
    A unique romantic poem, Tricia!
    And congratulations again on your book!

    1. Thanks so much, Bjorn! Did you know that in Euclidean geometry parallel lines will meet and touch at infinity as their slope is the same? I think Einstein and Tesla were intriguing and inspire my muse! ๐Ÿ’–

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